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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Garden Unique

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Garden Walkway

Gardening can bring people joy. Gardens of any size, whether they’re mini office gardens or large backyard gardens, they add a touch of nature and beauty to your surroundings and life. If you’re an established gardener and are looking to make yours a bit more unique, this is a handy guide on easy and simple ways you can do it. Here are five ways to make your garden unique.

Walk Alongside, Not Through

Whether you have a garden in the front or backyard, you may want to set up a walkthrough or sidewalk. Often times, gardeners will place a cement walkthrough that cuts directly through their yard and will lead up to their door. If you want to place a unique walkthrough, try setting it up in a way that trails alongside your plants rather than through them. Setting it up this way will help your guests further appreciate the plant life you have worked on, allowing them to walk next to their beauty rather than cutting quickly through it. For an even better experience, use tiles or artistic stone slabs as the walkway instead of plain and boring cement. Using tiles and stones can also add a pop of color to your garden.

Order Unique & Fun Plants Online

The world of the internet makes it possible for you to create your perfect dream garden, so it’s time to make the most of it. To make your garden unique in the truest sense, you will need special and distinct plants. You won’t find seeds for special plants at your local nursery or home improvement store. The best place to search is online where they can provide additional information for each unique plant and how to make them flourish. Look for species that will fit your garden or theme. Look for plants that are unusual or have stunning beauty to really amaze your guests. Be careful of buying species of plants that are illegal or prohibited for your area or state. You can find handy guides on invasive illegal species of plants online.

Find Unusual Plants
Find Unusual Plants

Establish a Theme

One of the easiest ways to make your garden truly unique is by establishing a theme and building upon it. Most gardens don’t really have a theme at all and are just a mosh posh of several different plants. Pick a theme you like and don’t worry about how complicated or simple it is. It can be as simple as the color orange, or as complex as a fairy village. Once you have chosen, look for items that fit the theme such as fixtures, ceramic pots, tiled walkways, landscape edging, or plant species. All these small details will work together in harmony to present your garden’s theme in an elegant manner. Be careful not to go overboard with the fixtures and decorations. The star of your garden should the plants and they shouldn’t be outshined by accessories.

Art Museum

Many home gardens often lack markers or labels, leaving guests to wonder what kinds of plants and flowers they are looking at. To establish how special your garden is, place markers and labels with names and unique facts about each species of plant presently in your garden. This will allow guests to identify them and truly appreciate their beauty. Take it a step further by setting up your garden in the fashion of an art museum. Give each plant its own creative and artistic ceramic pot, or hang them alongside a wall. Set up light fixtures to give them a spotlight during the night hours. Guests will marvel at your garden’s museum-like setup and will want to wander through its beauty.

Lable Your Plants
Lable Your Plants like an Art Museum

Landscaping In Shapes

A little landscaping can go a long way, but don’t limit yourself to simple shapes and trimming. Try working with fun shapes that fit the theme of your garden or will add an artistic touch. Some great examples include shaping your plants to create a pattern or miniature maze, growing them over a shaped surface, or shaping them into exotic animals. It can be as simple as growing them on an archway or as complex as flowers blossoming on large human-shaped stones. Have fun with they way you landscape and consider some shapes and patterns that can add on to the natural beauty of your garden. To help design your yard we recommend using some free landscape design software.

Once you have considered which of these unique gardening tips you want to use, incorporate them together so that they work in harmony with one another. Set up a plan to see ways in which they can work together. Overall, setting up a theme and building around it would be a great way to start. You will know that you have achieved your dreams of a unique garden when your guests begin to ask you how much you are charging for entry.

Craig is a contributor and editor at Everything Backyard, a gardening and backyard website that covers everything from gardening tips to backyard projects. He loves to spend all the time he can outdoors and find every excuse to leave his house. If you can’t get a hold of him, he is probably on a trail or a boat.


Craig Scott

Craig is a contributor and editor at Everything Backyard, a gardening and backyard website that covers everything from gardening tips to backyard projects. He loves to spend all the time he can outdoors and find every excuse to leave his house. If you can't get a hold of him, he is probably on a trail or a boat.

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  1. Brian

    June 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Hey, thanks a lot for this article! I’m just struggling what to do with my garden and I don’t want to leave everything completely to my wife, your insight really helped!
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  2. Mike Anderson

    June 28, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Hello Tracy, I love gardening. I found some awesome points here to make my garden beautiful and unique. You have such a beautiful herb. It gives us beautiful flowers. I love your blog as well as garden. Thanks for sharing such an awesome blog.


  3. Tapas kumar

    July 21, 2017 at 2:39 am

    Hey, innovative ideas for gardening. I don’t have a garden, but I always wanted to have a beautiful garden. I love reading your article and I would like to use these ideas.


  4. Jeff Babcock

    July 28, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Hello Craig, thanks a lot for sharing these useful ideas of making our garden unique. I really needed such tips for my garden too. Keep sharing!


  5. Taufik Firmansyah

    November 4, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    I love gardening and growing fruits, useful articles, thank you
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  6. lavender plants

    November 4, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Garden edging is a good ideas, small shrubs and hedges are good for edging if there is no plan to install fences or using bricks. Growing hedges makes the edging even more prominent. thanks for the nice piece of article.


  7. Amy

    November 30, 2017 at 10:46 am

    You’re right, the flowers should always be the most attractive part of any garden. A great theme that could always be added to any garden is butterfly plants and hummingbird plants. You’ll enjoy your garden a lot more when you have butterflies and hummingbirds visit your garden.


  8. Ryan Smith

    December 11, 2017 at 5:45 am

    I will build a garden like a dream of many days. I have benefited from your writing. Hopefully, I have learned a lot and I can use this knowledge to build my garden. Thank you very much


  9. Cannabis Avenue

    December 27, 2017 at 5:27 am

    I really needed such tips for my garden too. Keep sharing!


  10. Dan

    January 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Great tips. Really liked the art museum. Maybe I’ll try it after the winter is gone.
    My main theme is “low maintenance”, not sure it working very well LOL


  11. Trimmer Adviser

    January 29, 2018 at 10:28 am

    This is one of the best articles with complete information. I got the best information here .Thanks for Sharing


  12. Steward Jones

    April 23, 2018 at 10:24 am

    I love how this article talked about adding some garden art to add character to the garden. I’m doing some improvements in my garden, and I’m looking for unique and beautiful decors. Thanks for the tips.


  13. Healthy and Fitness

    April 23, 2018 at 11:52 am

    A garden in home is always refreshing and walking along the garden gives an awesome experience. I will to decorate my garden with your tips. Thank you.


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    May 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    In home care services on some institutes, they offer that too. They take care of your garden.


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  16. Jimmy

    July 1, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I just bought a home and the garden I’m going to build will be unique, thanks to these tips! Really appreciate it.


  17. Mike

    July 3, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I also have the same hobbies as tracy, I also make a neat garden in my yard full of flowers, making me feel comfortable at home.


  18. Ben

    July 12, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    We help build plenty of Gardens and not only is it great for the customer, it is great for the environment!


  19. Brianna

    July 16, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Ah! What a beautiful idea. This is the way our mind desires. We can think a lot of these in our blog as well. Thank you for promoting tips and wonderful inspirations!


  20. Insidemancaves

    July 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Well written article Craig, however feel you forgot an important aspect. Getting your family involved and creating something unique for your garden. I wrote an article about garden decorations and there is a section about family projects if your interested you can check it out, will put my website in the comment forum field…


  21. fun88indo

    August 3, 2018 at 12:35 am

    makasih gan buat infonya dan semoga bertambah sukses


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